MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Live Stream with Isla Instruments SP2400 update!


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"Checking out the latest info on the Isla Instruments SP2400 project. we speak with Brad Holland CEO of Isla instruments for an update on the progress he and the team have made!"

Fluxwithit SP2400 videos

Sequential Coming to Synthplex This Weekend



via @SequentialLLC

"See you at @synthplex! Visit #Sequential in booth 40 Friday March 29 - Sunday March 31: http://www.synthplex.com "

Custom Basic Cable Stand/Holder from Million Machine March


via Million Machine March

"SPECS for XCS (X Cable Stand):

Adjustable height from 14 inches/35.56cm to 54 inches/137cm . (Height is adjusted by adding or removing 13 inch/33cm steel pole sections. Four poles included.)

Holds +/- 260 cables, up to 52 inches/132 cm long!

Slot size is .173 inches/ 4.40mm! Please check your cable thickness before ordering! NOT DESIGNED FOR THE ‘THICK’ 5mm CABLES!

10″ inch/ 25.4 cm square pattern design makes it small enough to be portable.

Powdercoated .060 mm Aluminum plate with steel poles.

Very heavy base holds all cables properly at full capacity!

Base specs: Weight 4 lbs/1.8 KG Dimensions: 11 inches/ 28 cm wide by 1.25 inches/ 31.75mm tall."

SSF Stereo Dipole Eurorack Filter Multipeak VCF Module


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"The Stereo Dipole from SSF is a filter with four filter cores that can be used in mono and stereo modes. In mono quad peak mode you can get interesting vocal formant sounds by stacking and spreading the filter peaks. Each pair of filters has a spread control to adjust the spacing between the filter peaks.

The Stereo Dipole can self oscillate and be tuned to chords or harmonics with the spread control and it responds to frequency modulation well. The second half of this video shows some sounds of the filter used as a sound generator.

We used the Kilpatrick Carbon sequencer to sequence the first part of the video and the SSF Entity Percussion and Entity Bass modules for the drums.

Stereo Dipole available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/ssf-st..."

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Prophet Rev2 First Look #2 | Filter - What is it like?


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2, a refreshed modern analog polysynth, has a primary low pass Curtis filter which can be switched between 2 and 4 pole slopes.

Let's see how the filter feels. We try the filter with different settings both for cutoff and resonance. The filter affects the sounds coming from the oscillators and removes frequencies which changes the timbre of the sound.

The 2 pole mode has a 12db/octave slope while the 4 pole mode has the steeper 24db/octave mode that has a more pronounced effect (generally suitable for monophonic synth patches).

The main controls are the Cutoff that frequency at which frequencies start to be removed. This starts with the high frequencies and lends the name low-pass to the main filter for the Prophet Rev2. Cut off works hand in hand with resonance which highlights a narrow area of frequencies at the cut off point (where frequencies are being removed). This brings its own sonic characteristics.

It's worth noting that high resonance values lead to self oscillation when in four pole mode. This means that the filter will generate its own pitch.

Recorded through an RME Fireface UC audio interface without any effects or dynamics processing added."

Prophet Rev2 First Look Synth & Sundry videos

Gemini 6B Performance


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Mickey Delp

"Live performance on Mickey Delp's Gemini 6B interactive light and music installation. Recorded at Hopscotch Light & Sound, March 22, 2019. Performers are Ben Scheffler, Bradford Kinney, Thomas Echols, and Mickey Delp."

Eko K2 Vintage Analogue Synth Bass Pedals


via this auction

"Rare and highly sought after Eko K2 analogue synth bass pedals in excellent condition and perfect working order.

Truly thunderous analogue bass from the late 70s. These really do sound fabulous, you won't be disappointed!"

Vintage Yamaha CS-50 Analog 4 Voice Polyphonic Synth


via this auction

DIY sequencer Review & Re-Synthesis Face Plates


See the second video added to this post.

Arturia Minibrute 2S - One Box Techno Jam - Patch Walk-Through


For those interested, a walkthrough for Oscillator Sink's Arturia Minibrute 2S - One Box Techno Jam has been added here.

Rossum Electro-Music Announces Panharmonium Mutating Spectral Resynthesizer



via Rossum Electro-Music

"(Santa Cruz, CA, March 27, 2019)

Rossum Electro-Music has announced that they will be previewing their new Panharmonium Mutating Spectral Resynthesizer Eurorack module at the Synthplex festival in Burbank, CA from March 28th through 31st.

Created by Rossum Electro-Music Software Architect Bob Bliss (who also, as it happens, fathered E-mu’s famed “EOS” Emulator Operating System), Panharmonium is a unique music and sound design tool that analyzes the spectral content of any audio signal and uses that analysis to drive a bank of from 1 to 33 oscillators. Depending on various control settings, Panharmonium can accurately reproduce the input spectrum in real time or modify it in a multitude of wildly creative ways. All with an interface whose immediacy encourages performance and interaction.

Panharmonium input can be anything from a single oscillator to an entire mix (including vocals). From dense, swirling pads and drones that evolve with the input’s changing spectrum, to clock-syncable spectral arpeggiation, to as-yet unnamed harmonic effects, Panharmonium opens up an entirely new world of sonic possibilities.

Additionally, Panharmonium can take a snapshot of an instantaneous spectrum and use that as a complex harmonic oscillator, which can then be modified and modulated by all of Panharmonium’s other controls.

Panharmonium accomplishes its magic though a combination of functional submodules:

Spectral Analyzer

The Spectral Analyzer provides tools for defining the analysis process.

- The Slice parameter sets the rate at which the incoming audio is transformed to spectral data. It can be set by the Slice and Multiplier controls, the Tap button, or by an external clock signal. Very short slice times result in real-time spectral data, while longer times can create rhythmic spectral patterns.

- The Center Freq and Bandwidth controls (and associated CV inputs and attenuverters) control the range of frequencies to be analyzed. The Bandwidth control allows the selection of narrow to wide pass bands on the left side of the pot and narrow to wide notches on the right side of the pot. The ability to sweep the frequency and modify the bandwidth under CV control opens up a wide range of sonic effects.

- The Freeze button lets you freeze the spectral integrator, sustaining the currently analyzed spectrum.

Spectral Modifiers

These controls allow the creative modification the analyzed spectra.

- The Voice parameter controls the number of oscillators (from 1 to 33) used to resynthesize the spectrum.

- The Blur parameter (and associated CV input) is a spectral lag processor that controls how quickly the spectrum can change.

- The Feedback control (and associated CV input) allows one to route the resynthesized audio back into the entire processing chain for subtle or dramatic feedback effects. At its max, the output becomes self-sustaining, even if the input is removed.

Oscillator Bank

The Oscillator Bank resynthesizes the analyzed spectra.

- The Waveform parameter selects the oscillators' waveform. In addition to the usual sine, triangle, sawtooth and pulse waveforms, two special crossfading sine and sawtooth waveforms are included.

- The Freq control tunes the oscillators over a +/-7 semitone range. The frequency is further controlled by the 1V/Oct input and the FM input and attenuverter.

- The Octave control, not surprisingly, shifts the pitch of the output by octaves.

- The Glide parameter sets the amount of polyphonic glide (i.e., each oscillator has its own glide circuit).

- The Mix control (and associated CV input) sets the balance between the original input audio and the resynthesized audio.

Optional Functions

A number of optional functions can be selected by using the Output Mode and Tap buttons.

- Holding the Output Mode button and adjusting the Slice control enables Drums Mode, which optimizes the spectral analysis for drums and other percussive inputs.

- Holding the Output Mode button and adjusting the Center Freq control allows one to instead set the lower frequency of the analysis range.

- Holding the Output Mode button and adjusting the Freq control enables Spectral Warping. In contrast to conventional frequency adjustment, where the harmonic relationships between the spectral elements are preserved, Spectral Warping shifts the harmonic elements individually, producing a variety of clangorous, swarming textures.

- Holding the Tap button and adjusting the Freq control quantizes the resulting frequency adjustments to semitones.

Spectra Memories and Presets

Panharmonium provides 12 user Spectra memories and 12 user Presets (in addition to 12 each factory memories).

- The Spectra memories let you store up to 12 frozen slices. When selected, a spectrum (up to 33 oscillators wide!) replaces any live input and can have its pitch controlled by the 1V/Oct input and FM controls.

- A Preset is a snapshot of all of the module settings, along with the value of any CVs present at the moment the preset is saved.

Panharmonium is 26HP wide and 25mm deep.

Power requirements (max): 140mA +12V, 30mA -12V. Reverse polarity protected.

Panharmonium will be available in early summer from Rossum Electro-Music dealers worldwide at a suggested retail price in the US of $499.00.

More Panharmonium information can be found at the Rossum Electro-Music web site"

Machina Bristronica FESTIVAL OF KNOBS, BUTTONS AND DISCUSSIONS





via http://machinabristronica.uk

"A FESTIVAL OF KNOBS, BUTTONS AND DISCUSSIONS OVER 4 WAREHOUSE ROOMS IN THE HEART OF BRISTOL.

A FULL DAY AND EVENING OF SYNTHESIZER STALLS, PANEL TALKS, LIVE HARDWARE PERFORMANCES, DIY MODULAR WORKSHOPS, ABLETON LIVE WORKSHOPS, MAX FOR LIVE BUILD SESSIONS AND THE ESCHER MUSIC CONNECTION SHOWCASE.

WE WILL HAVE A FULL DAY OF LIVE MODULAR/HARDWARE SETS IN THE "OLD MARBLE FACTORY" AREA, WHILST THE "NEW MARBLE FACTORY" SPACE WILL HOST THE MAIN ARENA TO LOADS OF OUR FAVOURITE SYNTHESIZER COMPANIES. COME AND CHAT TO THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BUILDING OF THESE MACHINES AND GET "HANDS ON" WITH THEIR NEW BITS OF GEAR.

IN THE BUILD WORKSHOP AREA, BASTL, BUBBLESOUND, ERROR, THONK AND PATCHING PANDA WILL BE HOSTING A SERIES OF DIY MODULAR SESSIONS. THESE WILL BE A SEPARATE PRE-PURCHASED TICKET WHERE BUILD REVENUE WILL GO DIRECT TO THE COMPANY AND YOU WALK AWAY WITH YOUR OWN FULLY BUILT MODULE AT THE END OF THE SESSION. FURTHER DETAILS OF EACH WORKSHOP AND THE SPECIFIC MODULES AVAILABLE SOON.

THERE IS ALSO A DEDICATED ABLETON AREA WHERE YOU CAN BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO THE SESSIONS. ABLETON CERTIFIED TRAINERS WILL BE RUNNING A "BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ABLETON" SESSION EARLY IN THE DAY, FOLLOWED BY A "BUILDING YOUR FIRST MAX FOR LIVE DEVICE" WORKSHOP.

THE ESCHER MUSIC CONNECTION SHOWCASE WILL SEE HODGE PLAYING A 2 HOUR DJ SET OF TUNES MADE BY ESCHER MUSIC CONNECTION GROUP MEMBERS. COME DOWN TO ONE OF OUR MONTHLY IN-STORE ESCHER EVENTS HOSTED AT ELEVATOR SOUND TO SUBMIT YOUR TRACKS. AT THE END OF THE SET ALL ARTISTS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR TRACKS PLAYED WILL BE PART OF A RANDOM PRIZE DRAW TO WIN GOODS BY NOVATION, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, ALLEN & HEATH AND BLADUD FLIES.

SYNTHS & TALKS 12:00PM - 18:00PM
LIVE SETS 12:00 - 23:00"

Application Note #24: Using GeoShred to Control SpaceCraft


Published on Mar 27, 2019 moForte

"Application Note #24: Using GeoShred to Control SpaceCraft"

Against The Clock - Tukico (Hoshiko Yamane)


Published on Mar 27, 2019 FACTmagazine

"Japanese violinist and composer Hoshiko Yamane met legendary German synth masters Tangerine Dream in 2011 and has performed and toured with them ever since. In 2013, however, she launched her own experimental side-project, Tukico.

For this week's Against The Clock, Yamane gave us an exclusive look at this project's live iteration, delivering a hypnotic improvisation in just 10 minutes using a loop pedal, a Moog synthesiser and her five-string electric Viola.

Filmed by Frank Zerban"

WhatTheRack - WhatTheMod module (VCV RACK Patch Excerpt)


Published on Mar 27, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"Here is the part of my challenge that WhatTheMod module gave me. This thing takes random module from selected category and gives you already randomized module! So it's good chance to start exploring something more in VCV Rack - new modules, new techniques and etc. You should try it!. Download links:
Source and manual: https://github.com/korfuri/WhatTheRack
WIN: http://bit.ly/2Uimj8c
MAC: http://bit.ly/2CJOWBj
LIN: http://bit.ly/2UXmsLn
(Big thanks for the builds: korfuri, dtr2300, Dmitry Wolf).
Check my VCV Rack album - https://artemleonov.bandcamp.com/
If you like this channel - support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/vcvrackideas
Check my Instagram page
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Roland JX-3P Analog Synthesizer (1983) *RetroWave*


Published on Mar 26, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by #RetroSound

all #synthesizer sounds: #Roland JX-3P analog synthesizer from the year 1983
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand

The JX-3P is a downgraded Jupiter-8 and together with a Juno-60 a dreamteam for 80s retrowave stuff."

Oberheim OB-8 Tutorial


Published on Mar 26, 2019 Resurrection Studios

Overview starts at 4:17. Samples of songs featuring the OB-8 until then. Van Halen's Jump after the overview was an OB-Xa, Rush's Tom Sawyer wasn't an OB-8, so take the examples with a grain of salt.

"This is our Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer. I made 3 parts in this video. The first shows pictures of the features and plays music recorded with this actual synthesizer. The second is a live video explaining how an analog synth works, and we do all the tests and play the keyboard. The last part is pictures of the accessories, and music recorded by National Artists with an OB-8."


via this auction, also on Reverb.

"We have owned this OB-8 for over 20 years. It has been kept in our smoke-free studio and is in mint condition! This unit was built in February of 1983. The factory MIDI was in the rear of the synthesizer. The side panel MIDI inputs (as on some others) were the retrofits. I included the page of the user manual which explains this (see pics). We recently sent the synthesizer to Jeff from The Analog Lab, who is the most famous and trusted synth tech in the country. We replaced all of the key contacts, so that the keys and action feel new, and Jeff went through the entire synthesizer and made sure that every single function and control worked, and were tuned to factory calibration settings. We have the receipts for this also. After finishing testing everything, Jeff told me that this is the nicest and warmest Oberheim synthesizer he has ever played, and he has played them all!

This OB-8 has been extremely well cared for. It includes a full flight case / road case, a CD with the factory sounds (brain) and custom user banks all included on the CD (all operating instructions are detailed in the User Manual), both the User Manual and the Service Manual are included, along with a mini cable and adapter to run from the headphone jack of a CD player or laptop, into the interface on the synthesizer for loading and backup storage of program memories. We included pictures of everything, including the inside of the unit so you can see how clean it is :)

There are very few mint condition analog powerhouses like this left. This OB-8 is the grand-daddy of them all. This is NOT something you'll see sitting on boxes in some damp basement needing repair (like other ads I've seen in the past, and it is not on the other side of the world - if you're in North America). To prove what we say is true, I am including a link to a Youtube video where we demo and play this exact synthesizer for you, so you can see that it is everything that we say it is!"

Oberheim OB-Xa 1980 w/ Road Case


via this auction

This one is in need of restoration. Some pics of the inside below. Description follows:

"Early 1980 Oberheim OB-Xa accompanied by an Anvil road case. I am selling this synth as a project because it currently is not %100 up to par. It powers on fine & every knob/button functions as it should with its corresponding LED however there is a loud hum coming from somewhere unknown to me. When keys are pressed I can make out what the synth wants to do but the overall hum is too loud. However, all voice card leds are working when triggered by the keys."

Crumar Spirit Bob Moog Designed MonoSynth RARE 50-100 Made SN 00102


via this auction

"Super Rare Bob Moog Designed Crumar Spirit Monosynth. Unique sounds, unique routings, excellent condition (minor marks, nothing major). The written specs don’t do the sonics of this one justice..

The Spirit synthesizer from Crumar was an analog synthesizer designed by Bob Moog, Jill Scott, and, Tom Rhea. It features 2 oscillators with basic sawtooth, triangle and square waves that can be synced together. The filter was highly regarded as well. the filter has low, high, and band-pass modes and is switchable between 12dB and 24dB slopes. Another plus is an independent envelope with key tracking. Other features are an external input, ring Modulator, and an arpeggiator with 3 patterns that could be synced with the LFO section."

Elka Synthex SN 1291


via this auction

"This Elka Synthex is in VG-excellent condition, sounds terrific, and works perfectly.
Please see pics for accurate info. about condition. I tried to take as many angles as possible; if you’d like more pics, let me know... No missing key caps, all controller smooth.
This unit includes a professional heavy-duty 220V to 120V converter."

Novation Bass Station Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN 0000916 w/ Original Box


via this auction

YAMAHA CS-30 SN 2041


via this auction

"The CS-30 is a large, knob infested, black analog synthesizer with traditional features. It is a monophonic synth with extensive analog control and shaping. It has two oscillators with separate outputs, two voltage-controlled resonant filters, two voltage-controlled amplifiers and three envelopes. It also features a ring modulator, external audio triggering and a simple but useful 8-step sequencer for use as a sketch pad, pattern or arpeggio effect. The CS-30 does not have any on-board effects, memory nor MIDI. Although the CS-30 is just a monophonic synth with a short 44 note keyboard it offers a lot of programming flexibility, and plenty of knobs."

Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer


via this auction

Clint Eastwood poster gets the post, along with the foot.

1974 ARP / Eminent Solina SE-IV (SE-1) String Ensemble SN 0092580


via this auction

"Near Mint (9.5/10) ARP/Eminent SE-IV (SE1) String Ensemble for sale. Works perfectly. Full Polyphony (divide down). Has been heard on countless recordings from 1974-now. This unit is in the best condition I have seen/owned over 30 years - this was the unit I kept for my own collection, but, due to moving, I have to let all my keyboards go... It would be tough to find one close to this condition again."

Crumar Orchestrator 1977


via this auction

"Crumar Orchestrator that was serviced at Deltronics about 7 years ago. Someone also made a transpose/octave modification (pictured).

As you can see its missing a number of plastic slider tips and has some cosmetic damage. Synth powers up and works but has some scratchy sliders and outputs."

Duelling Treadstone Synthesizers - no talking audio demo


Published on Mar 26, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"Take one desktop Treadstone synthesizer and one Eurorack Treadstone synth voice from Analogue Solutions and see what sort of sounds they make."

Michael Boddicker on UNO Synth


Published on Mar 27, 2019 ikmultimedia

"Michael Boddicker [IMDB profile] has spent his life surrounded by music, specifically synth based electronic music. Composing the soundtracks of Frankenstein, Les Misérables, and Waterworld to name a few, Michael knows a thing or two about music production. After showing him UNO Synth, he was impressed by a lot of the features it has to offer.

“What I like about the UNO Synth is that it’s unique. It isn’t trying to be anything else. It has its own sound and special features. I love this synth! Very intuitive. Beautifully presented. Awesome sound. It has such great value and it’s so affordable that I can imagine everyone walking out the door with one at Synthplex.” https://www.ikmultimedia.com/unosynth/

Michael Boddicker is a Grammy-winning composer, keyboardist and all around synth guru who owns a massive collection of keyboards and synths. He is the founder of the new Synthplex festival being held in Los Angeles March 28-31, 2019 where manufacturers of the latest electronic instruments including IK Multimedia will be presenting. Because Michael loves the UNO Synth so much they will be giving away one per day at Synthplex!"

A Few DPO Tricks


Published on Mar 27, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"A few subtle sound design tricks using the DPO.

- mixing a thinned out Shape waveform with the Sine wave for buzzy sounds with fundamental (different from spiked triangle)
- using SYNC to keep the Mod Bus Growl sounding even and in-tune for heavy sounds
- circular FM at low frequencies as a chaotic modulation source"

Exploring the Roland System 500 Eurorack modular system #TSR19


Published on Mar 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"I have some videos coming up in the future with some of the modules from the Roland System 500 Eurorack Modular series and thought it would be nice to grab the whole system and have a bit of a quick first look type video with the whole system. This was at the Thomann Synth Reactor event #TSR19."

OMNISPHERE - What is Hardware Synth Integration?


Published on Mar 27, 2019 SpectrasonicsVIDEO

"Omnisphere creator Eric Persing takes some time to answer user questions about Hardware Synth Integration. The ground-breaking new feature of the award-winning synth bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware worlds, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their hardware synth."

Lizard Module Demonstrations


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Key Magic Inc

"Demonstration by Quincas Moreira of the Vinicius Electrik Lizard Module by Key Magic, Inc."

Multiwaves Module Demonstration

Published on Mar 27, 2019 Key Magic Inc

"Quincas Moreira demonstrating the Vinicius Electrik MultiWaves module by Key Magic, Inc."

#TSR19-The Moog Grandmother-Part 1


Published on Mar 27, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a three-part demonstration of the Moog Grandmother, created at the Synth Reactor event put on by Thomann."

Moog One fiddling with Marc Doty #TSR19


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"I get hold of a Moog One polyphonic analogue synthesizer and grab synth guru Marc Doty to help me talk about it. It's more like two old fools talking about and fiddling with an awesome synthesizer. But it was also our first video at Thomann Synth Reaktor and we were still a bit boggled by it all."

Modal SKULPT DX Organ


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Modal Electronics

"SKULPT WEDNESDAY #4 - A modern day take on an 80s synth organ sound being used here as a synth stab - DX Organ"

EASEL in SHIMMER 2


Published on Mar 27, 2019 therudyrude

"Just Easel in Shimmer live"

Korg Volca Modular - Features and Basic Patching


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Tim Shoebridge

"Here is a brief look at the Korg Volca Modular, just going through the main features and some basic patching.

My initial impressions are that it is a cool little portable device, the sonic range is perhaps a bit limited but in all fairness what it can do can sound very good. Bottom line is it is fun to play with and also a great educational tool in terms of getting to know modular synthesis."

Expert Sleepers in VCV Rack


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Expert Sleepers

Bad Eagle : A semi-modular sequence creation


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Ludwig Kopp

"In this 'Episode the 8 step DIY sequencer returns to make some noise with the Dreabox Erebus:
One man's noise is another man's music!!!

I had no idea what's going to happen when I opened the suitcase this time...

and it's getting a little dramatic as the imaginary BAD EAGLE (not bald eagle) is preying to lift its victim off into the sky.

All sounds are straight out of the box:
sped up occasionnally together with the vid so you don't fall asleep watching the whole process in realtime.

Thanks for watching!"

Update:

DIY sequencer Review

Published on Mar 27, 2019 Ludwig Kopp

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter - Vista (47)


Published on Mar 27, 2019 Amazing Synth

"Vista © ℗ 2019 Constantine Dydzinski / Константин Дыдзинский

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter with a bit of delay"
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